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On 10/15/2019 at 12:50 AM, mrnyc said:

hmm this does not portend well.

 

#9 of ten things masslive learned from the cavs-celts game:

 

 

 

9. The Cavaliers are just awful

 

They finished the game with 27 turnovers and 26 made baskets. That’s not easy to pull off.

 

Cleveland was never supposed to be good, but they could be the worst team in the league.

 

They’ve got some young talent that will be interesting to watch develop. Kevin Porter, Jr., Darius Garland, Marques Bolden, and Collin Sexton could be the future of that franchise, but if one or two of those guys don’t pan out, then it could be a long rebuild in Cleveland.

 

The Kevin Love trade watch will be interesting this year.

That game was a fluke. Our regular season win over Indiana was not.


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Off to see the Cavs win.  Going for two in a row baby.  If you guys don't see any posts from me for a while, I've been arrested for fighting in the stands with angry bitter Knicks fans and beating up Thing 1 and Thing 2!

 

Go Cavs.

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On 10/15/2019 at 12:50 AM, mrnyc said:

hmm this does not portend well.

 

#9 of ten things masslive learned from the cavs-celts game:

 

 

 

9. The Cavaliers are just awful

 

They finished the game with 27 turnovers and 26 made baskets. That’s not easy to pull off.

 

Cleveland was never supposed to be good, but they could be the worst team in the league.

 

They’ve got some young talent that will be interesting to watch develop. Kevin Porter, Jr., Darius Garland, Marques Bolden, and Collin Sexton could be the future of that franchise, but if one or two of those guys don’t pan out, then it could be a long rebuild in Cleveland.

 

The Kevin Love trade watch will be interesting this year.

There are not a lot of people with this opinion. The Cavs are playing above their heads this season. Even the Celtics game you referenced, as awful as they played and even though they were Swiss cheese on defense, they still had a chance to tie that game in the final seconds.  They have been really encouraging this season and I think they are right where they need to be and it’s enjoyable to watch them fight each night

 

edit: disregard. I’m seeing the date of your post. You are referring to a pre season game

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Quality W tonight. Collin dropped 31pts for a career high at Madison Square Garden. We are now tied for 7th seed (playoff standings) and Garland had another strong outing (12/6ast), Sexton looks much improved on the defensive side. We forced a LOT of tovs, and Nance Jr came up with 3 stls. JC also contributed well and made some buckets when we went cold. 
 

First time since 2010 the Cavs have won back-to-back games in which we’ve led them wire to wire! Not to mention they were both ROAD wins.

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54 minutes ago, Boxtruffles said:

Quality W tonight. Collin dropped 31pts for a career high at Madison Square Garden. We are now tied for 7th seed (playoff standings) and Garland had another strong outing (12/6ast), Sexton looks much improved on the defensive side. We forced a LOT of tovs, and Nance Jr came up with 3 stls. JC also contributed well and made some buckets when we went cold. 
 

First time since 2010 the Cavs have won back-to-back games in which we’ve led them wire to wire! Not to mention they were both ROAD wins.

They’ve been beating bad teams and losing to good teams. That’s about the best I could have hoped for this year. The coaching has been good, and Beilein has shown some willingness to adapt his offensive schemes. And the Cavs appear to actually HAVE a defensive scheme this year which is nice. I’m slightly concerned about Garland. It would be nice to see him bury 4 or 5 threes in a game. But his decision making has generally been pretty good. Sexton picked up right where he left off last year. I’m still not convinced he’s a winning player since he doesn’t provide all around contributions. But he’s only 20 and man can he score. TT and Love have been great. 

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Garland has looked good the past two games. Patient and under control.  He is a shooter but won’t look like steph curry any time soon. That level of dominance takes a lot of time to build. His hesitation moves remind me a lot of curry. 
 

the Cavs are indeed fun, I want to see them play this hard all year and land in the 30-win range. Any more than that and they probably lose that too 10 pick to Atlanta. As good as they have been competing they are still a ways off and need that pick if the ultimate goal is bigger things

 

 

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8 hours ago, BelievelandD1 said:

Cavs are indeed fun, I want to see them play this hard all year and land in the 30-win range. Any more than that and they probably lose that too 10 pick to Atlanta. As good as they have been competing they are still a ways off and need that pick if the ultimate goal is bigger things

 

It was nice to catch some of the game on tv vs. stat watching. I love the energy.

 

Will be interesting to see if Cedi and Nance can break out of the role player mold. These guys need to score more imho. Tough to believe the son of Larry Sr. isn't already a great mid-range shooter. Still, these guys are always seem to be giving 100 percent which is refreshing. 

 

And is J. Clarkson looking like a Sixth Man candidate or what? 

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13 minutes ago, surfohio said:

It was nice to catch some of the game on tv vs. stat watching. I love the energy.

 

Will be interesting to see if Cedi and Nance can break out of the role player mold. These guys need to score more imho. Tough to believe the son of Larry Sr. isn't already a great mid-range shooter. Still, these guys are always seem to be giving 100 percent which is refreshing. 

 

And is J. Clarkson looking like a Sixth Man candidate or what? 

Should they make a run of it to the playoffs and i do see that as a possibility, I’d like to see Nance as the starter at small forward. I’m not sure how much upside Cedi has left.  I saw a wicked bounce pass by Nance last night for a score.  That is more floor awareness than any of the guards seem to have. 

  The real excitement will start for Cavs once they get Windler playing.  Bringing Clarkson and Windler on the floor at the same time should improve both of their 3pt percentage because of spacing or so we’re told.  I think Porter is going to be fun watching develop as well.  I see him as a raw, taller version of Garland. 

  

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Teams that have fun competing are dangerous - this team loves to compete. I honestly think a 7 or 8 seed isn't out of the question considering how bad the East is

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I was thrilled with a win and all the "boos" directed at the Knicks.  The booing was glorious!  The kids had a ball.  

 

One thing I don't like, those uniforms.  I'm not a fan of those uniforms. Nor when players pair yellow sneakers with them.  Thing 1 says screams out, "look, the Cavs have acquired Ronald McDonald!"  I looked at Kevin Love and his sneakers and thought, "damn...he's right!"  

 

 

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1 hour ago, MyTwoSense said:

I was thrilled with a win and all the "boos" directed at the Knicks.  The booing was glorious!  The kids had a ball.  

 

One thing I don't like, those uniforms.  I'm not a fan of those uniforms. Nor when players pair yellow sneakers with them.  Thing 1 says screams out, "look, the Cavs have acquired Ronald McDonald!"  I looked at Kevin Love and his sneakers and thought, "damn...he's right!"  

 

 

Yeah they stink. I kind of prefer the plain wine and gold ones they had from ‘11-‘15. I hope they wear those powder blue throwbacks more often. 

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On 11/11/2019 at 11:49 PM, bumsquare said:

Yeah they stink. I kind of prefer the plain wine and gold ones they had from ‘11-‘15. 

 

Agreed

 

On 11/11/2019 at 11:49 PM, bumsquare said:

I hope they wear those powder blue throwbacks more often. 

 

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Gotta give props to the Cavs for their early season performance - coming within seconds of  knocking off Philly in their building was notable. If they keep this energy up, this is going to be a very fun team to root for and watch. 

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They faced an 8 - 3 Miami Heat last night, but I wish the Cavs could've played a little better in their own building.


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welp that western swing went about as well as expected with the los angeles lebrons and the clippers.

 

but at least they got a win in denver.

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i like andre drummond, but can someone explain the point of trading for basically two months of his service? he’s an fa after that.

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I can't see Drummond not opting out of his last year, even if it means taking less money on the open market. Unless the Cavs think they can extend him long term, I agree it seems like a waste.

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Disappointed Koby Altman was not able to find new spots for KLove and Tristan. This has been one of the worst seasons I can remember. 

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On 2/6/2020 at 5:28 PM, surfohio said:

Disappointed Koby Altman was not able to find new spots for KLove and Tristan. This has been one of the worst seasons I can remember. 

 

And it gets better........

 

 


"Nearly every problem that we have in the USA -- unaffordable health care, prison overpopulation, hyper militarization, climate change, racism, gun violence, poverty, poor education, urban sprawl and others -- cannot be positively addressed because bribery and conflicts of interest are legal under campaign finance laws which protect the uber-wealthy and the narrow self-interests who grossly benefit from our afflictions."

 

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^Fun game. The Cavs were starting to string some wins together.  Its possible they could’ve played themselves out of a top 5 pick in the draft.
    I’m just hoping the Cavs pick Obi from Dayton and use him as a Small Forward.  He’s the player with the highest ceiling. Lebron-esque even. 
 They are projecting him as a power forward. Assuming Tristan heads to LA, that is a need as well for the Cavs.  If Drummond signs elsewhere they definitely need a big. With a 7ft wing span and 40% from 3pt land, Obi will stretch the floor. It looks like his weakest part of his game is free throws at 70%. But with Bball a full time job that will likely improve. 
   

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So what is this?

 

https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/03/sport/nba-plan-22-teams-come-back-trnd/index.html

 

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The 22 teams participating are: Milwaukee Bucks, Toronto Raptors, Boston Celtics, Miami Heat, Indiana Pacers, Philadelphia 76ers, Brooklyn Nets, Orlando Magic and Washington Wizards, Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers, Denver Nuggets, Utah Jazz, Oklahoma City Thunder, Houston Rockets, Dallas Mavericks, Memphis Grizzlies, Portland Trail Blazers, New Orleans Pelicans, Sacramento Kings, San Antonio Spurs and Phoenix Suns.

 

So Cleveland is out?

 

If this is true, it sucks. It is one thing if they all don't play, but for certain teams to bet cut off like this?   This is messed up IMO.

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^This is mainly getting teams an abbreviated short season and an option for some teams to play themselves into the playoffs and back in game shape. I suspect some older players are going to get injured from this intense end of season playoff schedule. 

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19 minutes ago, audidave said:

^This is mainly getting teams an abbreviated short season and an option for some teams to play themselves into the playoffs and back in game shape. I suspect some older players are going to get injured from this intense end of season playoff schedule. 

 

Then it's a good thing Kevin Love isn't being allowed out there!  😜

 

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On this date four years ago there were more people within the city limits of Cleveland than any other time in history.  By a large margin.

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Had the Indians won the World Series a few months later, that number might have been eclipsed.

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45 minutes ago, skiwest said:

Had the Indians won the World Series a few months later, that number might have been eclipsed.

 

Possibly, though the weather may  have played a factor.  It was perfect the day of the parade.  Provided one stayed hydrated.    

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